Numbers of Admiral Nurses should be more than doubled if families affected by dementia are to receive the support they need. That is the view of Admiral Nurse charity Dementia UK, which launched the call for more specialist nursing capacity on International Nurses Day (May 12).
“We hear time and time again from families who receive little or no support after a loved one is diagnosed with dementia,” said Hilda Hayo, CEO and chief Admiral Nurse at Dementia UK.
“Many struggle to know where to turn and are left feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and alone.”
There are currently 434 Admiral Nurses working across the UK, but the charity said that at least 1,000 were required to support families when they need it most.